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Loën, Johann Michael von
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(Dec 11, 1694, Frankfurt am Main – Jul 24, 1776, Lingen). After studying jurisprudence in Marburg and Halle (C. Thomasius) and undertaking educational journeys, especially to the courts of European rulers, Loën lived in Frankfurt am Main from an inherited fortune from 1724. Drawing on the form of the courtly Baroque novel, he developed an enlightened conception of state politics in Der redliche Mann am Hofe (The candid man at court; 1740). In the essay Die einzig wahre Religion (The only true religion; 1750f.), he elaborated an irenic program on the basis …

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Leppin, Volker, “Loën, Johann Michael von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13164>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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